So I'm running a 560 Ti, and have been since August of 2011. She's a good sort of card.
About the end of last year, when I installed Far Cry 3, I noticed that every once in a while the card would kinda blip out for a bit - I'd get a black screen, and my monitor would say the resolution as if I had just turned it on, and then the game would come back in, reloading all the textures as I looked at it.
Every once in a while I'll get a CTD in certain games, and I'll see a message that says my Nvidia driver stopped working and had to be restarted. What? What the hell does that even mean?
This stopped being something that just happened in Far Cry 3.
I have tested via CPUID's Hardware Monitor and under load the card's only getting up to 75C, which is warm but not outside the normal range for the card, so I don't think it's a heat issue.
I have tried updating my drivers, reverting my drivers, taking canned air to it, and giving myself a completely fresh install of Windows. None of these have really stopped it.
Does anyone have any idea what the Hell is going on here?